IPIL, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA 9) and police operatives have arrested a drug suspect in a buy-bust operation Sunday morning, August 4 here.
Lawyer Jacquelyn de Guzman, PDEA 9 acting regional director, had identified the suspect as Romelito Bucala, 45, married, and a fish vendor.
The suspect was arrested in the act of selling shabu to a poseur buyer in Purok Morning Glory, Barangay Don Andres.
Confiscated from the suspect were three heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu with an estimated street value of P4,800.
Other items seized during the operation were an eyewear case, wallet, drug paraphernalia, and P200 bill used in the buy-bust operation.
The suspect is detained at the municipal jail waiting for the filing of charges against him. (Ely Dumaboc)